Scaling & Root Planing
What is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is a deep dental cleaning procedure that is used to remove harmful bacteria and promote better gum health. We use scaling and root planing to treat patients with gum disease. Gum disease treatments are customized based on each patient’s unique needs and the stage of inflammation. Scaling and root planing is an excellent solution and possible treatment because it allows Atlanta dentist, Dr. Flax, to eliminate pockets of plaque beneath the gumline.
Scaling and Root Planing Procedures
Call it by any of its names: scaling and root planing, conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, deep dental cleaning or dental prophylaxis, the objective is the same: to remove and eliminate the causes for gum inflammation, plaque, hardened calculus and the fear of tooth loss if not treated.
At Flax Dental in Atlanta, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer scaling and root planing to patients in need. We go beneath the gum line and eliminate plaque, assuring you with that “clean” feeling you get right after a cleaning. Patients with gum disease can find meaningful relief from their symptoms and enjoy better quality health after their scaling and root planing appointment is over.
Furthermore – and maybe more importantly – removing these toxins could avoid triggering many other problems in the body such as: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lower birth weight, premature babies, and oral cancer.
see if you’re in need of scaling and root planing.
This treatment is considered both safe and effective. Regular maintenance may be required in certain cases until all the infected areas stay that way.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about scaling and root planing, ask Dr. Hugh Flax or our hygienist for more information. Call our Atlanta, Georgia dentist’s office today.